This blog post was written by Jan, one of the Geko Divers instructors.
When I did the PADI Rescue Diver course everyone said that it is one of the most fun and rewarding courses you will ever do, and I agree. Not only do you learn how to be a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills, you also learn to prevent and manage problems in and out of the water, so even though it is a serious course it still allows for lots of fun, and is a major confidence booster for a diver.
PADI Rescue Diver Course
I recently had the opportunity of teaching a Rescue course, and as much fun the course was when I was taught, teaching it was twice as rewarding and twice as fun.
Since this was my first time teaching a rescue course, there were a few cuttlefish in the stomach, but that all disappeared as we started with our first exercise in the pool. Hendrik was my first student. Hendrik was so relaxed and eager to learn and practice the skills that soon I forgot about all the stress I had before, and the more relaxed I became the more fun Hendrik had learning the skills, and the better he performed in the exercises. No matter what he had to do, whether he had to search for a lead weight in the pool, drag / fireman carry my “petite” body frame out of the pool or Miracle Waters, and even performing a missing diver exercise with visibility of less than 2 meters, he never once complained or stopped smiling and laughing. Not only did the course make Hendrik a better diver, it also made me a better Instructor, and that is why Hendrik is my favourite student.
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